An enticing French girl named Nicole(Danielle Darrieux) has no employ and without rent. She is helped by an ex-actress (Broderick) and a maitre of New York city Hotel (Mischa Auer). They are planning a plot for snare a rich hubby and catch the eyes on Bill (Louis Hayward). The scheme works and the engagement is quickly publicized in the newspapers. But Bill's friend (Douglas Fairbanks J.R) knows the true intentions and the plans may be thwarted.
November 29, 2017 Subject:
A head waiter invests $3,000 to give a pretty young woman a chance to meet and marry a rich man. But his best friend knows that the girl is not what she appears to be. His efforts to save his friend from a "fate worse than death" lead to many funny scenes.
The ending is of course predictable but satisfying...
October 7, 2013 Subject:
The Rage of Paris
Danielle Darrieux and Douglas Fairbanks., Jr star this 1938 screwball comedy. She is a down on her luck French immigrant and he is a rich businessman who tries to catch Darrieux in her tricks as she tries to marry his friend Louis Hayworth. A great screwball comedy that needs to be rediscovered.
October 26, 2010 Subject:
wonderful screwball comedy
I write this from the perspective of a viewer who probably already takes archive.org far too much for granted. Let me first say, therefore, A HEARTY THANK-YOU for making so many classic films available online for our ungrateful eyes and ears to enjoy.
Now the movie... yes it is in my opinion a romantic screwball flick. It actually moves at a rapid pace which means you must pay attention. I found that I watched the first half several times before I finished the movie.
It was very enjoyable. Intelligent and well thought out. It's a great date flick if your date enjoys smart screwball comedies... and if he/she does then for goodness sake hang on to 'em.
Technical quality is top notch. Clean bw pic with excellent sound and superb voice synchronization.
Bottom line is, I would definitely watch again and I would be happy to share this with a fellow movie buff... though not perhaps with someone new to the pre-WWII screwball romantic comedy genre. I'd start someone off first with perhaps a nice Cary Grant film like The Amazing Adventure, or You Can't Take It With You with Lionel Barrymore.
4.5 stars and I'm gonna round this one down to 4 stars.
July 30, 2010 Subject:
It is really good.
I couldn't agree more with all of the other reviewers that this film is a delightful winner and that you should WATCH IT NOW!!
July 6, 2010 Subject:
sweet memories of gentle background music compared to the primitive, intrusive sounds of today's film. Danielle's acting reminded me of Vivian Leigh and that virile scowel on Fairbank's forhead like a charging bull... Somewhat like Gable. Must have been a movie formula for stud muffins of that time.
October 5, 2009 Subject:
I laughed out loud at the last line of the butler.
Very enjoyable film.
July 28, 2009 Subject:
Have to agree with the previous review--a delightful movie. Very well acted, funny in the right places, sad and thoughtful in others. Ranks up there with another of my old favorites, The Young in Heart, which is also found here.
July 20, 2009 Subject:
Rage of Paris
Delightful. Simply delightful. All make believe and that is the fun of the movies.